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'34 Ford Pick Up Drag Hot Rod WIP

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'34 Ford Pick Up Drag Hot Rod WIP
Posted by HineMotors on Saturday, March 03, 2018 6:40 PM

Another Period Era Build attempting to duplicate the Instructions suggestion.

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Saturday, March 03, 2018 8:41 PM

Great start..go for it!

Kevin
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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, March 04, 2018 7:31 AM
Looking forward to this one . Great start & I absolutely love the smoothie rear wheels . The nerf bars - on the top picture - look like 'shin peelers ' !!!! EEK !!!!
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Posted by PatrickW on Monday, March 05, 2018 2:14 AM

This looks to a good 'un in the making! Watching!

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Posted by kitbasher1 on Monday, March 05, 2018 6:02 PM

In an earlier issue of Scale Auto, Tim Boyd did an article on doing a drag version the same way you are doing it.  Look it up, it has a  kit history of AMTs version and the Lindberg version.  I want to do a drag version myself and have a couple of Lindberg kits to do a drag and a custom version.  Hoping to see more of this one.

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Posted by HineMotors on Monday, March 05, 2018 10:56 PM

kitbasher1

In an earlier issue of Scale Auto, Tim Boyd did an article on doing a drag version the same way you are doing it.  Look it up, it has a  kit history of AMTs version and the Lindberg version.  I want to do a drag version myself and have a couple of Lindberg kits to do a drag and a custom version.  Hoping to see more of this one.

 

 

Thanks! any idea what issue maybe? The more I study the picture the more I feel it had white walls on the front and rear tires? I have the exact blower scoop and the headers. I plan on using a 392 Hemi with maybe a Hydro behind it. I also found some finned drums for the front tires. Not sure of the color yet as I am all over the place there, from primer to candy to flake LOL and maybe tinted side and rear windows?

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:13 AM

This should be a great project. I love the '34 pick-up hotrods. I remember an article I read in a Popular Hotrodding magazine in the 70s about a '34 Ford pick-up street/strip machine that left quite an impression on me. I have loved them ever since.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by HineMotors on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 3:38 PM

This old kit has sat around for awhile, for years I have added to my stash telling myself when I retire I will have time to build again LOL I am ramping up to excusing myself from the rat race...On a side note I would like to build the off white 34 wrecker as well.Thumbs Up

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 6:08 PM

This will be great to follow, I built that exact same AMT kit when I was a kid in the 60s.  I'm sure you'll do it proud.  Does anyone know if the Lindberg 34 pickup is the same kit?  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, March 08, 2018 7:40 AM

nottheband
Does anyone know if the Lindberg 34 pickup is the same kit?

It's the exact same AMT tooling.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by nottheband on Friday, March 09, 2018 1:41 AM

Bainford

 

 
nottheband
Does anyone know if the Lindberg 34 pickup is the same kit?

 

It's the exact same AMT tooling.

 

Thanx Trevor.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by HineMotors on Sunday, March 18, 2018 11:46 PM

Catching up a little on the 34, digging around the junkyard finally finding a transmission, and a pair of finned aluminum brake drums for the front axle.

Fabbed up a set of motor mounts for the HEMI.

Still undecided on the valve covers for the 392 Hemi, either the Chrysler Fire Power or the Dodge Red Ram. 

Kit Bashed a transmission from junkyard, as well as the finned aluminum front brake drums.

Fabbed up motor mounts to install 392 Chrysler Hemi

Not sure which valve covers to use, Chrysler Firepower or Dodge Red Ram on the 392 Hemi

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Posted by HineMotors on Sunday, March 18, 2018 11:54 PM

Found this picture online, really awesome build (maybe belonging to someone in the forum here?)

Aweesome build of this kit found online (Not Mine)

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, March 19, 2018 9:08 PM

Personally , I like the Red Ram ones - Never seen scaled ones before , but then again , I'm more '63 & younger Hemi's ;-) Love those finned drums too (& your Honkin Hemi.....) 

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:22 AM

I have always liked the look of the Chrysler Fire Power valve covers, and fortunately there are a couple of excellent examples in scale. But I never knew of a good set of Red Ram valve covers. Do you know what kit they came from?

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by HineMotors on Friday, March 23, 2018 10:52 PM

Bainford

I have always liked the look of the Chrysler Fire Power valve covers, and fortunately there are a couple of excellent examples in scale. But I never knew of a good set of Red Ram valve covers. Do you know what kit they came from?

 

I wish I could remember they have been in the parts boxes for years, I have been sorting them out lately. There are a number of different early Hemi covers.

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Saturday, March 24, 2018 4:40 AM
The original Ala Kart has them. I don't know if any other kit has them. Dan

348's and 409's forever, also Ford Flatheads

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Posted by Gluecipher on Friday, March 30, 2018 3:55 PM

HineMotors

Another Period Era Build attempting to duplicate the Instructions suggestion.

 

 

That picture in the instructions haunts me too...i've seen already one red PU made to look like that but someday i'll do mine as well, so im im definetely following thisYes

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Posted by DocWatson on Sunday, April 01, 2018 2:06 AM

You need to shorten the bed to get the correct propotions for the instructions pic. Or you could just toss it and go custon 60s HotRod! 
37Pu

Yeah, I know this is a 37 with a 61 Chev rear but the 34 would look good with a nice angular 59 Chev rear narrowed on it!

 

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Posted by DocWatson on Sunday, April 01, 2018 2:33 AM

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, April 01, 2018 3:59 PM

Good looking start! I'll be watching this one!

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Posted by HineMotors on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 8:59 PM

DocWatson

You need to shorten the bed to get the correct propotions for the instructions pic. Or you could just toss it and go custon 60s HotRod! 

Yeah, I know this is a 37 with a 61 Chev rear but the 34 would look good with a nice angular 59 Chev rear narrowed on it!

 

 

 

It looks like the inset panel on the front 1/2 is shorter than the actual bed, but both beds are centered with the rear axle, so shortening the front 1/2 may throw off  the side wheel panel arch forward, will have to study pic a little more

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Posted by Big Gary on Friday, April 06, 2018 10:41 PM

Technically, if you want to be that picky, there was never a Dodge Red Ram version of the 392.  The last Red Ram was about 1954.  The Red Ram was replaced by the polysphere single rocker shaft engine.  But if you want a 392 Red Ram, thet is certainly your privilege.Wink

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Posted by HineMotors on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:09 PM

Big Gary

Technically, if you want to be that picky, there was never a Dodge Red Ram version of the 392.  The last Red Ram was about 1954.  The Red Ram was replaced by the polysphere single rocker shaft engine.  But if you want a 392 Red Ram, thet is certainly your privilege.Wink

 

Good to know, I was going by the fitment and appearance, I have a number of WIP's I want to use old school HEMI's in and use a variety of different versions.

I have been digging around in the junk boxes and came up with a complete Red Ram, a different set of "Dodge" script valve covers with breathers, and a different "Chrysler Firepower" cover...now I am curious as to how many different early HEMI valve covers in 1/25 scale were produced?

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